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Guidelines on Depositing Publications in Repositories

Scholarly output is archived and made accessible on repositories. They guarantee the long-term accessibility of research results, which is not guaranteed by providing them on personal and institutional websites.

A distinction is made between institutional and disciplinary repositories. Institutional repositories are built and managed by universities and research institutions for their members directly. Disciplinary repositories are specialized in a particular discipline and often offer subject-specific know-how or special services (e.g. visualization tools). 

TU research members can use TU Berlin's institutional repository – DepositOnce. On DepositOnceyou can publish texts (e.g. dissertations, reports, second publications) as well as research data (e.g. tabular data or audio and video files). Our self-archiving services can assist you in checking the legal requirements

We expressly recommend disciplinary preprint servers for certain publications (e.g. research data or preprints), although DepositOnce can be used for this purpose as an alternative as well.

Michaela VoigtTel.: +49 30 314-76130
Jana SchildhauerTel.: +49 30 314-76067
Katharina DrescherTel.: +49 30 314-76457

Subject Textual Repository and Preprint Server Examples:

Subject areaRepository
Medicine, Biology, and related subjectsPubMedCentral
Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, biology, Quantitative Finance and StatisticsarXiv
Psychology, Behavioral SciencePsyArXiv
Social SciencessocArXiv

Subject Repositories for research data examples

Subject areaRepository
Geosciences, climate, ecologyPangaea
Plant sciences, zoologyGFBio Repositorium
Mobility and transportForschungsdatenrepositorium des FID move
Architecture, History of Art, Media StudiesRADAR4Culture
Social SciencesSowiDataNetdatorium

Researching (Inter-)disciplinary Repositories

You can find an overview of relevant text repositories at the Open Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR) and at the Registry of Open Access Repositories (ROAR). The platform also provides an overview of disciplinary repositories in addition to general information about open access.

For disciplinary research data repositories, please check the platform re3data - Registry of Research Data Repositories. The DFG-funded project, which lists german and international research data repositories, currently lists more than 3000 repositories from all disciplines.

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